Hello, I’m Lucy and I’m an avid advocate for green tea.
Yes, it’s true, I love the stuff. I got introduced to it by one of my closest friends on a trip to Liverpool five years ago, since then, I can’t stop drinking it! Whether I drink it from a cup or travel mug, you’ll always fine me drinking a green tea at home or on the move! I’ve never been one for drinking normal tea or coffee. Caffeine gives me a serious, badass headache. So I stay away from the lattes and PG Tips (other teabag brands are available) and opt for a green tea instead. I honestly think it’s the healthiest part of my diet! Green tea does contain a slight amount of caffeine, but not enough to give me a headache thankfully!
With green tea, it can be a very hit and miss hot drink. Some people will really enjoy it (like myself) but some will not like the muddy taste it brings to the table. Don’t forget though, green tea can come in a variety of flavours, from fruity flavours to spicy flavours, you can definitely find one that is suited to your taste buds!
When I started drinking green tea, I never realised that there were so many health benefits to drinking it. As I said a paragraph or two ago, I say that it’s probably the healthiest thing I do everyday. I knew it was healthy and it was going to be a welcome addition to my nutrition and fluid intake, but I never fully comprehended or realised just how many health benefits there are in drinking green tea.
For one, green tea is full of antioxidants, which has a lot of health benefits attached to them. From improving brain function, preventing aging, increasing fat burning, helping in weight loss and even decreasing the potential of bad breath. Ever been talking to someone who has bad breath? Bleh. That’s one advantage of wearing masks these days I suppose.
Green tea is also supposedly meant to help you live longer and prevent certain cancers. I have no idea how scientists have come to these conclusions, but if it helps me to live into my eighties and scoot around on a mobility scooter, then I’m all for it!
Before I end this post, I need to say that this is all research that scientists have done, some of these things may be conjecture. But even then, these health benefits for drinking green tea should be enough motivation for you to give it a try!
One tip I can give you when you try it is to try green tea bags before stepping up to the Matcha powder stage. Green tea bugs don’t have too much of a muddy taste and you can buy them in any supermarket. This is going to sound controversial now, so be prepared…I keep the tea bag in the mug as I’m drinking it! It honestly keeps that flavour in and also I like to get the most out of a tea bag, well, who doesn’t?! Also, you will get used to the muddy taste. I won’t lie, it took me a little while to get used to it, but it’s honestly worth being patient with it and you will eventually love it just as much as I do!